Feminism Is: Dr. Suzanne Enck — Exploring Communication and Gender

October 10, 2014

Dr. Suzanne Enck is an assistant professor of Communication Studies at the University of North Texas.  She works with domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, and women’s prisons in conjunction with her academic scholarship.  She has been recognized for her community work, most notably receiving the Sunshine Lady Foundation’s National Sunshine Peace Award for her advocacy with survivors of domestic violence.

She hosts Gender Fair, an annual public event in which UNT students present information and interactive games examining how femininity and masculinity are socially constructed.  They also collect donated items for the local Denton County Friends of the Family serving survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and the international Free the Girls agency.

Dr. Enck is the author of numerous articles, including “Playing with Fire: Cycles of Domestic Violence in Eminem and Rhianna’s ‘Love the Way You Lie’ (coauthored with Blake A. McDaniel), and “’How to Hook a Hottie’: Teenage Boys, Hegemonic Masculinity, and CosmoGirl! Magazine” (coauthored with Scott A. Murray).

In 2009, she served as Chair of the Women’s Caucus of the National Communication Association, and sits on the editorial board of the journal Women’s Studies in Communication.

Read more about Dr. Enck and her work here.

Watch a YouTube video about Gender Fair.

posted by Dr. Alena Amato Ruggerio

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